S1 E168 — A Mammoth Thank You to Kobe and Steve Jobs

This is what has become of the President’s Weekend extended family ski (and snowboard) trip to Mammoth Mountain.  Emma the Baroness hitched a ride with Shaggy and SLO Girl as I waved “Good-Bye” and they disappeared out of sight when they turned the corner in Shaggy’s 4-Runner onto Longleaf.

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “The joys of reuniting are not possible if you never part ways.  So while you can’t be with your loved ones at all times, you’ll hold in your heart the wonderful anticipation of being together again soon.” Scorpio

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 168 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 9th day of February in winter of 2020.

Context

Shaggy and I talked a little bit about the text I shared with Shaggy and Jazzy about Dave McCoy’s passing.  After they left for Mammoth, I flipped “McCoy” into my Western Skies & Island Currents digital magazine, which somehow got tagged @skiing and identified it as “theknowledgepath.com— by Steve Howard.”  

Los Angeles, is in the throws of mourning and favorite moments of Kobe Bryant’s legacy and now this news. Dave McCoy lived to be 100 and his passing was expected and not shocking like Kobe’s.

On top of that, every time I get notified about a new software update I feel panic about what it will do to my inspiration files, where my next manuscript is mapped out,  like it did to my hypercard files.  The manuscript is now mostly upgraded to .isf formats, which will not be supported with the upgrade.

Thank you Steve Jobs.

So, now I feel an urgency to write Volume Two. How will the “Work” chapters in “Live, Love, Work, Play, Invest and Leave a Legacy” unfold? 

The what’s-in-it-for-me in Volume Two is you’ll be able to choose the next organization that offers the right degree of challenge and opportunity in a work culture that brings out the best in you.  

And, maybe just as importantly when you’re choosing between job offers which one to take and which one to avoid and why.

Initial outline:

      1. “01113 SPIP Idea Packagers” 
      2. What do you further need to understand to make sense? 
      3. Code: explain the three dimensions with medium and high degrees 
      4. Organization Type: One of four, Talent Culture with many types, but two major previous growth stage stuck in control crisis favoring two other (Brand-as-Experts and Institutional Traditionalists) — 
      5. Decline Stage as best fit addressing a crisis compared to the previous stage
      6. Control to strengths exercised beyond their usefulness and effectiveness leads to Red-Tape Crisis 
      7. Bring in Idea Packagers and Thought Leaders to overcome blindness and dug in resistance to change. From outside of the organization.
      8. Thought Leaders hail from Paradox-Moron with a different Code; Talent Culture; complementary talents and approach. 
      9. Worse Fit (Sustaining-Associates, Rapid Growth, Autonomy Crisis) 
      10. Thought Leaders and Idea Packagers coach and advise through the transition to reinvention from decline or the organization may not make it in its present form.
      11. Reinvention Growth Stage (back to as “clients they’re motivated to change in a decline” in “011 Introvert Secrets”).
      12. Advising CROs Reinvention Team, one each from each Talent Organization Type, Inner- and Outer-Directed; High and Medium Degrees of all Dimensions;

At the core of the manuscript two At-a-Glance descriptions — Profile-at-a-Glance describing you and talent cultures, and Organization-at-a-Glance describing your best fit and worse fit type of employer.

Profile-at-a-Glance

Talent Profile

Degrees of:

Code

MBTI Equivalent — Introvert or Extravert

Inner Directed or 

Outer Directed

Organization-at-a-Glance

Best Fit

Organization Type

Stage of Growth

Crisis Challenge

Worse Fit

Organization Type

Stage of Growth

Crisis Challenge

Turning to my Holiday Tau, what inspiration or bit of wisdom can I lean on?

Evidence

Since I’m home alone, Zahn’s addresses Emma the Baroness and my situation apart with a hint of joy at the end of the extended vacation I can’t enjoy.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “The joys of reuniting are not possible if you never part ways.  So while you can’t be with your loved ones at all times, you’ll hold in your heart the wonderful anticipation of being together again soon.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Researcher’s Note: I know, I know.  Look it might be easier if and when today’s birthday is actually my birthday.  Here’s a hint.  Whenever people congregate outside at night they wear masks.

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

“Your dreams swirl into a desire to be of service, producing some of your best ideas yet.  The practical help and mentorship you seek in the next 10 weeks land at the intersection of usefulness, creativity and commerce.  A thriving relationship will spread joy all over your life.”

Fewer Steves equated into a better chance to win the Tau competition.

Look, if any famous Steves would bring the strongest TauBit of Wisdom, I figured it would come from an inventor and two comedians.  Alas …

“3”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: You are not a train on the road of life — an engine that moves in predestined grooves.  You are free to make the turns, merge to the onramp, leave the town or country and know new lands.” Leo

Hey G&G for my home alone panic and sense of urgency, I’m swiping your Holiday Tau.

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:When things get a little tense, it might help to think of this as an adventure, or the movie you are starring in.  If you take a moment to sense it, you’ll get the feeling there’s an invisible audience out there rooting for you.” Virgo

Wait, this might be a three-way tie.  Has the Apple upgrade upset my well, Apple cart?  Volume Two — Work manuscript wasn’t on the front burner at all, because it had already been theorized with a team of experts and then field tested over the last decade with Executive MBA students stuck at a point in their career while aspiring to qualify for the C-Suite in their current of another organization. 

“5”  Steve Aoki, 41: It takes many years to know yourself well enough to pace yourself.  Of course, this is different depending on the particular endeavor and your time of life.  When you overdo it, just know that it’s part of learning.” Sagittarius

End of the Week “Knews” for FOSs

Trends — 

Short-Form — 

Long-Form — 

    • Tau is also used in some contexts to represent the golden ratio, defined as half of 1 + the square root of 5. This number, about 1.618, has shown up all over art and nature, including in defining the shapes of nautilus shells and plants with spiral forms in their leaves or petals. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-tao-of-tau/ 

Progress and Procrastination — 

    • Procrastinate while feeling empty after trying to figure out what this nation has become by watching the Senate acquit Trump without calling any witnesses.  What’s up with that? 
    • Every time I get notified about a new software update I feel panic about what it will do to my inspiration files, where my next manuscript is mapped out,  like it did to my hypercard files.  The manuscript is now mostly upgraded to .isf formats, which will not be supported with the upgrade.

Speaking Volumes — 

    • Treating  “11 Simple Steps for Finding the Authentic Quality-of-Life You Deserve” as a missing chapter from Volume One, the first 5-book series and a bonus offer, for example. 
    • There’s the quote today from Kevin Parker on Tame Impala, “The feeling that time has passed and you didn’t even realize it — that’s the driving emotion of this record.”  He spoke about being able to see “exactly which chapter I’d finished and which chapter was just beginning.” And, about a recent success that has given him a platform for artistic leeway to do only what he wants. 
    • The what’s-in-it-for-me in Volume Two is you’ll be able to choose the next organization that offers the right degree of challenge and opportunity in a work culture that brings out the best in you.  And, maybe just as importantly when you’re choosing between job offers which one to take and which one to avoid and why.

Banking and ATMs — 

    • So it helps if you are a founder or a comedian?  How does that work on a crowdfunding platform like Patreon?

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S3 E16 — Quid Pro Quo the Awesome Kind

Like those false killer whales, Jazzy’s stopping by during his commute south on the 5 Freeway from work to Dana Point at 6 pm tonight. He’ll get fed by Emma the Baroness and in a “quid pro quo kind of transaction” for negotiating who from our side of the family makes the final cut on the guest list.

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Make your presentation smooth and glossy. Getting the extra shine will take about the same amount of time as it took to build the thing to the level of “pretty good,” but it will be worth it to attain that wow factor.” Scorpio

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 16 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 25th day of March in the spring of 2021 — which is a three-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic year and then in the pandemic year, and now months after.

Previously from Season Three, the Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E15 — Wait, Did I Say That Out Loud?; S3 E14 — How!; S3 E13Why?; 

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E16Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo?; S2 E15 — Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List”; S2 E14 — Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift;  S2 E13Slipping on a Bar of Dove Soap and other Ripple Effects; 

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E15 — Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E13Day 13 of My 1-Year Experiment;

Context

Yesterday, Emma the Baroness and I arrived thirty minutes too early.  Shaggy and SLO Girl arrived 15 minutes early in his dark gray 4 Runner.  Jazzy and Delta Girl cruised up in this white extended cab TR4 Toyota Truck with a tricked out shell for storing skis, snowboards, surfboards and all the camping gear you could imagine you would need for Joshua Tree, just as it was time.  

For a party that big it will be a long wait the black haired obese Gen-Z host warned.  How late, like 9 pm I asked.  No, no he chuckled maybe half an hour.  

Perfect I thought, but that time passed plus another 45 minutes, mostly because it was Taco Tuesday and La Siesta on the western side of Camino del Rio was swarming in small groups for $2 Tacos and Margaritas — Skinny or House —passed through what once had been a window, but now was part of a large room being remodeled. 

It was Shaggy’s birthday and this was San Clemente. 

“So I heard you’re getting married,” I greeted Delta Girl. 

She filled me in.  It’s in Oceanside, on the anniversary of Jazzy’s ask and finger placement of the engagement ring at Hot Springs on their winter Mammoth weekend this last February.

Evidence

Let’s see who wins the competition for the strongest felt Tau today, shall we? First up is our legitimate Holiday Tau, the one for celebrity Steves like Zahn and the rest of us — Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me.

As I’m holding back with making the decision about which platform, one of my websites or on Patreon to publish the results of My 1-Year Experiment first and then massage the content into chapters for my “Tau of Steves Manuscript” I’m feeling you Zahn.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Make your presentation smooth and glossy. Getting the extra shine will take about the same amount of time as it took to build the thing to the level of “pretty good,” but it will be worth it to attain that wow factor.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Again, this ain’t my formal day, but I’ll consider swiping it anyway.  Who can turn down a golden ticket ride into a different dimension?

Today’s Holiday Birthday: 

You’re inventive and will solve a problem that vexes many. In this regard, you’ll carve out a niche for yourself and get a golden ticket to a new realm. It’s not a one-shot opportunity though, so don’t be too quick to make a deal or be exclusive. Family successes make you proud, too. You’ll have plenty to celebrate together!

How does the competition stack up among the remaining Steves who made the cut for today? The first two apply to rocks and knife-sharpening.  And then other tools and utensils leading to creativity.

Haha, maybe this kind of invaluable training can’t be bought, but can it be sold?

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69; Stephen Colbert, 56: “Your instincts, like knives, will be sharpened by scraping the hard, flinty surface of an interesting, immobile-seeming problem. This is the kind of invaluable training that can’t be bought.” Taurus

Hi Steve, your Tau resonates strongly with me, because it fits with itineraries and finding where “birds-of—feather” like you flock to quality-of-life communities across the West — the last three books in my 5-book series of Volume One, The Knowledge Path: Live. Love. Work. Play. Invest and Leave a Legacy.  

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:Sometimes, the rocky road leads to a beautiful vantage, and sometimes it’s a hard road to nowhere. This is something to figure out before you embark. Consult the maps and the seasoned hikers.”  Aquarius

I’m not sure which of you influenced today’s Holiday Tau, but I’m finding that when I’m faced with writing long-form manuscripts the energy for the whole passion project can deflate unless I just begin with the first bite and chew what’s in front of me and then the second.  

“4”  Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “You don’t have a problem with biting off more than you can chew because you have the equivalent of utensils at your disposal. You have the tools to take a big chunk, and then cut it down the perfect manageable size.” Gemini

Okay guys, you’ve got the last shot!  Who else needs to need this?  That’s the whole money question.  But, I’m not divining the answer.

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:You’ve a creative way of explaining things, and people love to listen to the way you share what you know. Who else needs to know this? Your gift of teaching will augment your fortunes.” Virgo

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7397 to 7455 this week organically grown followers

Foresight 

Quality-of-Life 

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” by Kurt Andersen Both of us, Emma the Baroness and I, have been processing the acquittal of our ex-President — not really being surprised by the “Big Lie” promoting followers in the Senate, but more disappointed after seeing new video documentation of the insurrection and detailed evidence time lines.  I return to Kurt Andersen’s book “Fantasyland” to help me through the process of filtering the unfolding events.

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S1 E 153 — Only The Names Have Been Changed. And Some of It’s True.

Yesterday morning I woke up with Neil Young’s song lyric, “Old man look at my life, I’m a lot like you …” running through my dream.  Makes me want to  compose something about his song.  

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 153 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 16th day of January in winter of 2020.

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: The creative process brings you joy.  There’s also impatience, wonder, envy, excitement, frustration, flow, embarrassment, laughter, satisfaction and innumerable other emotions.  Taurus

Evidence  

Now, what I’m realizing is why it stuck in my mind.  The original “Journal of 2020 Foresight” blog written at midlife, could be rewritten as a road trip for finding the best place for you to live, which begins and ends with Neil Young.  

For me, Greendale and It’s a Long Road … (“The Painter”) bookend that journey.  

“Greendale. We’re going on a little trip, folks…. So these songs are about a place called Greendale and it’s a green dale…. There’s a lot going on in town. It seems to be a pretty mellow place, really. In town there’s about 20 to 25,000 people and it’s not a very big place at all… “

“If there is a huge map, which there is, that just shows Greendale, very little over here, there’s mountains and farms, over there, there’s an ocean…. Well, Greendale is a nice town, but it has its quirks….“ 

Now put all that into perspective with “Old Man” and it might drive what I’m calling “Volume Three Manuscript” about legacy. 

I can’t say why, but for some reason these small pieces begin to flow together. And, finally, I just rediscovered “Only The Names Have Been Changed. And Some of It’s True,” in an updated chapter from 2009 co-authored book, “Adapt! How to Survive and Thrive in the Changing World of Work”.

But, Young’s chorus from “The Painter” still sums it up

It’s a long road 

Behind me 

It’s a long road 

Ahead 

If you follow every dream You might get lost” 

Exhilarating for me, how was it for you? Haha. Let’s check in with the rest of the Steves 

Hmm.  No nightmares for me.  So, sorry Zahn I’ll pass.

“2”  Steve Zahn, 51: “While you’re trying to improve, don’t turn your internal world into a battlefield where the you of your dreams fights the you of your nightmares.  Accept yourself.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

God, I hope not.  If I do, just shoot me.  Sorry Steve you can keep yours too.

“2”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Questioning your beliefs regularly is important.  You’ll ask ‘is this true? at least 10 times today.  Aries

It only makes sense that two iconic musicians would have any TauBit of Wisdom that resonates with me today, right?

“5”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: The creative process brings you joy.  There’s also impatience, wonder, envy, excitement, frustration, flow, embarrassment, laughter, satisfaction and innumerable other emotions.  Taurus

So, how’d I do today Steve?  I didn’t ask Leo da V anything other than what was that lyric that played in my head.

“4”  Steve Smith, 30: It’s important to keep to one story for everyone today when consistency matters.” Gemini

I’m sorry G&G, but when I ask Leo da V what I should do I hope for genius, but often I fall susceptible to distractions and side trips taking me away from the tasks at hand.  Leonardo turned out okay, right?

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Most bad habits can be more easily bent than broken.  Perhaps what’s needed isn’t blunt force but a twist.” Virgo

Wait, what?  Coach Kerr are you in on this too?  Thousands of years, eh?  I’m only traveling back about 500 years to Leo and his gang during the Italian Renaissance.

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54:It is likely that the very particular and unique feelings you are having have been processed by humans for thousands of years.” Libra

Don’t worry, Steve I won’t.  Emma the Baroness is all I need in the love department.

“3”  Steve Aoki, 41: When you act out of curiosity, a need for a challenge or a desire to grow yourself, all works well.  Don’t take action because you think it will bring you love.” Sagittarius

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S1 E149 — Tales and Trails and Mind Blowing Dents

I can’t seem to get it together enough to launch Patreon. Even though we are living at the beginning of a new year with endless possibilities lying ahead, I’m just not feeling it. 

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 149 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 9th day of January in winter of 2020.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): A project frustrates.  Get away from your work for a while, and then you’ll come back with an idea.” Aries

Context

Why?

Is it time to fire up the way back machine?  Because, what I do now began long ago.

    • I wrote about the Daniel Boones and Davey Crocketts who captured my black and white television soaked mind as a kid in Dock Watch Hollow and Doepke Lane as proxies for the Howards migrating westward from the Carolinas to Tennessee and Missouri.  
    • Following trails and rivers was the only transportation available.  Pushing the frontier west from the East  into the Midwest up against the Mississippi River and out of heavily forested areas whole populations settled and farmed living the good life until the Gold Rush triggered a stampede across the plains.  
    • Using locations in the Journal of 2020 Foresight — Basecamp, The Ridge, The Outpost and Tribal Territories — I mixed and mashed too many threads into an odd fitting fabric of then and now (actually then).  
    • The eternal now lies somewhere between understanding the past and projecting into the future.  
    • Acknowledging I felt the pull of trends and accepted paradigms.  
    • Mark Twain wrote about the Sierras.  
    • Buffalo Bill Cody briefly delivered the mail on horseback between Independence, Missouri and California. 
    • I made that trip, following portions of Route 66 through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.  Two or three times hauling furniture and dreams. 
    • It ended at the Pacific shoreline.  
    • After a brief period in Pico Rivera, and a 100-resume broadcast to every type of psychology-related employer I could locate in Southern California from Huntington Beach to Coronado, we found Corona del Mar for my commute to Fairview State Hospital and the Behavior Modification Institute across Pacific Coast Highway. 

Two take aways.  

Harry Dent blew my mind in two ways.  

    • Demographic trends (economic impact of generations hitting their mid-40s peak spending) and
    • The migration of boomers to the boonies because the internet sets them free to do so. 

Evidence 

And, now we are here.  Did it really help with my slip sliding away?  Not really.  Is there anything in today’s Holiday Tau that can?

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Researcher’s Note:  Like last time, today is still not my birthday, if it is yours you are way more entitled to benefit from this little bit of wisdom.  Help yourself, I did.

Today’s Holiday Birthday:

You’re so adept at making your own luck that it will probably catch you off guard when you don’t have to.  Fortunate surprises will happen while you’re relaxing.

Wow, Steve.  Thank you for your bluntness.  I’m going to take you up on today’s advice

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): A project frustrates.  Get away from your work for a while, and then you’ll come back with an idea.” Aries

Okay Howey, what do you have for me?  I look forward to monitoring the performance of my Patreon offerings — once it goes live.

“4”  Steve Howey, 42:You’ll objectively figure out why what you’re doing is right for certain people and not others so you can broaden or narrow  your appeal according to your goals.  Cancer

Hmm.  Your Holiday Tau, while not what I expected for today and not even on my mind, is so profound I’m going to give it a “5” because it is so important.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: One way to tell love from its imposters is that love is happening in the present.” Leo

Intuition, you say?  Since nothing else seems to be working, maybe I’ll combine your Holiday Tau with McQueen’s and fast forward to the end point.

“4”  Steve Harvey, 62:Decisions don’t have to make sense to be good.  Have the guts to follow through on your intuition, and you’ll look back with a grateful heart.” Capricorn

Is it because I high “5-ed” your buddy Wozniak’s Holiday Tau that you think I’ll do the same with yours?  Guess again, Steve.

“4”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): You are trading dysfunctional patterns for routines and habits that better support your well-being.” Pisces

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S2 E19 — What’s Percolating in Our Collective Unconscious?

Are we a dying breed? On the endangered list? We long-form columnists, essayists, authors, freelancers, reporters, journalists, bloggers and self-publishers? Sustaining a lifestyle business takes time and persistence.

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 19 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 28th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E18What is the Truth and How Can You Tell?; S2 E17Shutting Mountain Resorts Down, Closing Boutiques, Kicking Tourists Out; S2 E16Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo? 

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E19Day 19 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E18Day 18 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E17Day 17 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:If you’re slightly less available to others and more able to go off by yourself, you’ll be incredibly more creative and available to the world.” Virgo

Evidence

What would Leo da V do? Today he’s got me musing about endangered long-form writers ….

    • And, about the plight of bookstores and book publishing and why I’m learning as I go iterating with all the moveable parts building a knowledge bank  — taking concepts, putting them into practice and becoming more efficient at producing better practices towards self-publishing
    • A phrase from my way back and connected to Xerox PARC surfaces.  It’s what inspired me to create and share new knowledge. 
    • It’s how they described their research and development process — we experiment with each new tool (new prototype in the lab) to see what it makes us become, and then we innovate again and repeat the process.

And, of course Leo da V’s got me off wondering if it’s true that innovation like rust never sleeps?  

    • What lies in our imagination now?  
    • What’s percolating in our collective unconscious as we stretch and use limited resources in new and different and resourceful ways? 
    • As we improvise? 
    • As feelers (introverts, ambiverts and extroverts) open their hearts and souls in altruistic, unselfish ways.  
    • And thinkers (introverts, ambiverts and extroverts) open their minds and viewpoints to see new knowledge created and patterns that signal solutions never tried before to address complex challenges from a different angle. 
    • Take the why of curiosity to the what if of experimentation.

Turning to today’s Holiday Tau how strong is it, our legitimate one, for Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me? Not much, I’m afraid.

“3”  Steve Zahn, 51:“You don’t feel comfortable in every environment but you’re willing to try until you feel the level of comfort that helps you navigate it.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Wow, this couldn’t be better if it really was my birthday, but it isn’t  If it’s yours I see good things coming your way, right?

Today’s Holiday Birthday:  

You’ll meet the person who can help you launch your life in the direction of your dreams.  You’ll connect in different social circles in the next 10 weeks.  Next month places you in opportunity’s path, and you’ll turn an ordinary situation into an extraordinary moneymaker.  Friends and family will celebrate you.

Wow, Steve I now know why we appointed your our Patron Saint.  You couldn’t more on target for today.  And you’ve got me recalling my conversation with Brook when we wondered out loud if there was a half life of wisdom, like there is for engineers?

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): The world is changing fast.  What worked for you parents won’t work for you.  Past generations have much to offer you, and vice versa.” Aries

Hey G&G, while you might not be our Patron Saints, your TauBit of Wisdom fits for an innie Like me!

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:If you’re slightly less available to others and more able to go off by yourself, you’ll be incredibly more creative and available to the world.” Virgo

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @knowlabs followers or one or more of my 35 digital magazines jumped from 1452 to 1461.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

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S2 E18 — What is the Truth and How Can You Tell?

Today’s episode marks just under three weeks of running a new experiment, because the current COVID-19 pandemic surprised me.  Was it forecasted?  How long will it last?  What are the implications?  

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

Hi and welcome to Friday’s Episode 18 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 27th in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E17Shutting Mountain Resorts Down, Closing Boutiques, Kicking Tourists Out; S2 E16Scroll to the Bottom for Foresight and Quality-of-Life, Right Leo?; S2 E15Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List” 

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E18Day 18 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E17Day 17 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E16Day 16 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E15Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:What is truth?  You’ll grapple with this today, as there are many ways to account for what happened; some of those ways include feeling your way through.”  Aquarius

Evidence

While working on “Ask Me Anything” or AMA for my Patreon platform it dawned on me that my Knowledge Path series — the 5 books should be back in demand.  

Because it answers the question:  

    • How you can take advantage of working remotely if your employer sees the light.  
    • Pick the right place to live as an innie and a different community as an outie for happiness.

What was the spark that ignited the original “Best West Road Trips” the original digital magazine?  

    • What did you expect?  
    • As an introvert, what did you encounter? 

There’s a story about an Internet service giving free access to Santa Monica families with a photo of the empty pier and the iconic Route 66 sign. 

This can be the origin story for Fresh from the Labs. The Volume Three legacy story of the Howard family moving from the Carolinas to Tennessee to Missouri and then the story of road trips following Manifest Destiny wagon trains and the Mother Road to land at the Pacific Ocean and then following Pacific Coast Highway from Tip to Tip spawning 35 digital magazines along the way.

What are you writing about in the next book series? 

    • Answering the question is it possible to discover which type of organization is right for you? 
    • And, which stage of growth suits you better.  
    • And, of course the flip sides of the question — which organizations and growth stages to avoid like the plague and why?  I may reach out to you to solicit your experiences.

And, answering the question about wildcards.

    • Accounting unknown disrupters that trigger catastrophes and shock to well laid plans.  Ripple-effects illustrating the power of scenarios and avoiding the seductively short-sided planning as usual — the best, worst and middle path.
    • What ifs, a better understanding of, the domino effects of, why, reverse engineering, imagining, curious about, surfacing insight, emerging, gauging the probability of any lessons learned and, more importantly, applied. 
    • Monitoring the rippling-effects from the vantage point of an OK Boomer as dominoes and fear of dominoes falling while being stuck inside these four walls replicated throughout the extended family.

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Pressure is one thing, but the fear, uncertainty and doubt surrounding the early and conflicting news about COVID-19 is quite another.  And, so about your TauBit of Wisdom, oh Patron Saint, how do you go about creating tranquility illusions?

“4”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): When was the last time you felt no pressure? It’s been a while.  Go where you can create the illusion of tranquility.”   Aries

Hey you two comedians and inventor, your Holiday Tau resonates with me, because I almost always never consider the value proposition.

“5” Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: Many need to have a confident feeling they’ll be getting their money back.  Use this concept to your advantage.” Leo

Will something like integrating how to choose the best possible place for remote work — Volume One with Volume Two manuscript about work what Chief Reinvention Officers do emphasizing finding the silver lining and advancing organizations during disruptive times qualify as a that direction? 

“5”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:There will be something to cut out, things to organize several things to align.  The magic comes from focusing in a particular direction.” Virgo

Your Holiday Tau reminds me of Stephen Colbert’s degree of truthiness — and how hard the president makes it for his followers to decipher the truth about this pandemic.  Thanks.

“5”  Steve Nash, 45:What is truth?  You’ll grapple with this today, as there are many ways to account for what happened; some of those ways include feeling your way through.”  Aquarius

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @knowlabs followers or one or more of my 35 digital magazines jumped from 1407 to 1452.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

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S1 E 141 — Be Your Inner Artist and Let Her Fly

What’s going on in the real world — criticisms of the Trump Presidency, speculation about California’s Internet Privacy law, an opinion piece about how Milton Friedman’s take on capitalism doesn’t work anymore and in the “who knew category” — retiring to Vietnam.

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 141 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 26th day of December in winter of 2019.

“5 “  Steve Aoki, 41: You’ve a chance to look at your behavior as a film director might.  Choices will be made about how to compose the next few scenes.  Be the artist you are.” Sagittarius

Evidence

Really a down day for any Patreon project procrastination work.

On the home front, it was “rain rain go away.” 

Last night winds howled.  We braved the elements and closed the patio umbrellas, quickly placed the table cover on after sliding the wicker pie-shaped arm rests under so they wouldn’t blow away.  

Our friends Jay and Elle visited us driving to the local Peppino’s Italian restaurant on the lake, before they and their adult son hit the road for wide open spaces of Phoenix, first and then to their home in Prescott.  

Rumor they repeated was of a migration outflow from California to other states, so much so, that California will lose a seat in Congress. 

This after Emma the Baroness blurted out a comment, just like Trump.

Any how, let’s remember our Holiday Tau for at least one more day.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “The spirit of love generated at various times of the week lingers.  Your mood is cozy with the knowledge that when the heart is fulfilled, not much else matters.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

On the previous day Steve Nash’s Holiday Tau triggered a former colleague who thanked me for something I said that changed his life.  He didn’t tell me what it was and I’ve been wracking by brain trying to recall what it was, but I bet it was a version of what McQueen has for me today. Opportunity results from preparation meeting luck at the right time.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): People who say they’re lucky tend to notice opportunities more than those who self-describe as unlucky.  Your luck will happen regardless of how you see yourself.” Aries

Here’s hoping.  Let this sucker fly and see how many are inspired.

“4”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: An idea doesn’t have to be great to inspire people. You don’t know what will fly until you put it out there.”  Taurus

Again, Steve this one might be a keeper just to let it simmer in my brain for awhile

“5 “  Steve Aoki, 41: You’ve a chance to look at your behavior as a film director might.  Choices will be made about how to compose the next few scenes.  Be the artist you are.” Sagittarius

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S1 E133 — Why Don’t More Creators Write or Blog?

If this is Thursday, December 12th, then you know that tomorrow won’t be a lucky day, right? So I better pack in as much Patreon decision-making stuff as I can today just to be on the safe side. 

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 133 in the first season of “My 1-Year Natural Experiment” on this 12th day of December in winter of 2019

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Part of you thinks it’s OK for you not to do the things you tell yourself to do.  Perhaps your demands are unrealistic or misaligned with your routine. Investigate.”  Aries

Evidence

For those of you still playing along, you know I’m working on reward tiers for my Patreon Page.  And, I can’t shake the sinking feeling that hardly any “Creators “ write or blog.

Shaggy, in our text messages, thought 5 levels were too many support tiers and advertising would be a better way since I needed to reach thousands just to get a few supporters. 

I’m still attracted to local guides — the ones sketched out while sitting around a pool in Palm Springs or Desert in my notebook at Ranchos Los Palmas.  

I imagined in the Journal of 2020 Foresight — the journey part — beginning in 2003 how fictional expedition members contributed to a growing knowledge base for the express purpose of sharing with other expeditions.

Now flash forward all these years and I’m reimagining how a membership could unfold.

What’s in it for them to join my private Facebook group or want to support me on Patreon? 

A survey?  

Their attitude to new people moving in? 

How satisfied are they about continuing to live there?  

Where else would they consider moving if push comes to shove?  

Would they like to participate in my ongoing research? 

To share their knowledge of local history? 

To be interviewed?  (Is three enough?) 

Know someone who would? 

Be introduced to locals in other similar towns my researched suggested?  

Not the chamber of commerce or real estate promotions, but what it’s like living there everyday?

Which is the right way to go?  The more strategic?

And is it a continuing sign that there is no Holiday Tau for us today?  If so, what does that signal?

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Maybe all it signals is a I need to turn to the wisdom of the crowd.  How may I lift your Holiday Tau if you find it of little value?

Over the last couple of days I felt troubled by my perceived types of Creators who have made Patreon their platform of choice.  Or put another way, now it appears that we in endangered species who write may be becoming extinct even there.  But, Shaggy might be right too — skip the platform and advertise instead.  

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Part of you thinks it’s OK for you not to do the things you tell yourself to do.  Perhaps your demands are unrealistic or misaligned with your routine. Investigate.”  Aries

Yeah, yeah.  True I guess.  I’m thinking too much before the habit sets in, which is the reverse of my superpower.  But, I’ll let you two musical icons keep your TauBit of wisdom.

“2”  Steve Winwood, 71; Stevie Wonder, 69: Tasks done by rote are easily accomplished this way.  But once you start thinking about them, they become difficult.  Get your head out of the deal.”  Taurus

So Howey, I understand the gist of your Holiday Tau, but I just can’t profitably use it today.  It does trigger an association to how hazing in fraternities and sororities leads to bonding, but I’m just not in the market. Thanks, though.

“3”  Steve Howey, 42:When you have to fight for a thing, you appreciate it and are stronger for the effort.  When a thing comes easily, it allows you to focus elsewhere. Both have merit.” Cancer

Okay, Steves these last two seem contradictory.  On the one hand G&G’s TauBit tells me to think more about the event, while Harvey’s cautions me against it because more thought often leads to distractions when follow through (like now) are required.

“3”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:The thoughts that drive you to a behavior are more important than the behavior.  Unravel the moments that precipitate events.”   Virgo

“3”  Steve Harvey, 62:Some things are more useful to think about than others, and you’re willing to go there.  It will mean resisting distractions.”  Capricorn

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S3 E7 — Who Can Resist Ricky Gervais Calls in this Paradoxically Normal Year?

San Harris’ podcasts  act like gravity pulling me back into that original career.  He made me curious again about how the brain works, what the current neuroscience tells us and what it can’t and who is the “I” when “I” write this or that?  And, who can resist those calls he records with Ricky Gervais?

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

Hi and welcome to Sunday’s Episode 7 in Season 3 of  My Paradoxically Normal Year” on this 7th day of March in the spring of 2021 — which is a three-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic year and then in the pandemic year, and now months after.

Previously in Season Three, The Paradoxically Normal Year

S3 E6 — ; S3 E5Another Year Another Baby, Could Have Been Stevie like Stevie Nicks, but Noooooo!S3 E4What a Fool Believes She Sees; S3 E3A Pivot, a Miracle or Something Paradoxically Normal?; S3 E2Preview of the New Post Pandemic Season 

Related from Season Two, The Pandemic Year

S2 E7Smart Moves and Shifting Opportunities; S2 E6No We Don’t Share Your Precious Little Frickin’ Data; S2 E5Second Season Sneak Preview: My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E4Sneak Preview: Day 4 of My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment; S2 E3Day 3 of My Pandemic Year Experiment; S2 E2New Season Preview: Rippling Effects, Implications and Consequences We Didn’t See Coming 

Related from Season One, The Normal Year

S1 E7 Day 7 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E6Day 6 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E5Day 5 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E4Day 4 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E3Day 3 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E2Day 2 of My 1-Year Experiment

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Who you are in any given moment is ever only part of who you are. Celebrate or forgive yourself as necessary, though without giving too much weight to any single expression of you. We are all works in progress.” Scorpio

Evidence

Can you say I tried to tidy up a bit?  Just a TauBit?

Yes.  In my mind I’d been juggling chapter starts and stops for three different and yet interrelated publications. Last week I bit the bullet and began “Volume Two Manuscript,” “Volume Three Manuscript,” “Tau of Steves Manuscripts”.

Early in the morning when I shopped for the Holiday Tau I found this introduction as a nice theme for my day and what I’ve been musing about.  Here’s today’s intro I feel sums up my intentions and expectations:

Expectations are often met, which is why we have them in the first place. (T)hey are also often not met. Watch out for negative expectations based in fear of hurt or loss. Hidden in the subconscious dark, those expectations are dangerously powerful. Illuminated, they might be downright silly.

Silly.  

I expect that applies to how I feel about The Tau of Steves — My One Year Experiment.  But I recalled how I once followed John Lilly’s 8-step program when I transformed myself from a psychologist career trajectory to a career as an internal consultant, organizational learning, knowledge creation and innovation advisor. 

Subconscious. 

The recent San Harris podcasts have been acting like gravity pulling me back into that original career.  He made me curious again about how the brain works, what the current neuroscience tells us and what it can’t and who is the “I” when “I” write this or that?  And, who can resist those calls he records with Ricky Gervais?

Reality.

I feel less silly about tracking horoscopes as a natural experiment when I recall Lilly’s method for suspending any preconceived notions, going into new experiences with an open mind, recording what impressions and perceptions and feelings you encounter, and then later compare them to the consensual reality. 

How should I go about conducting this experiment?  Following his methodology, it’s all about the analytics as social media experts say.

I believe it opens the way for me to keep a straight face for launching my 1-year experiment.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “Who you are in any given moment is ever only part of who you are. Celebrate or forgive yourself as necessary, though without giving too much weight to any single expression of you. We are all works in progress.” Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Maybe even more than today’s legitimate TauBit of Wisdom for Zahn, Winkler, Emma the Baroness and me, is Howey’s Holiday Tau.  His triggered a little memory to bubble up reminding me of a solution to silliness and fear of foolishness in John Lilly’s steps.  Thanks, Steve.

“5”  Steve Howey, 42:Instead of offering suggestions, be a model. Ideas, advice and semantics can always be debated, but a living, thriving example is a hard thing to argue with.” Cancer

As I researched how it’s okay to be introverted, the one major weakness we all share is feeling pressure to accept a social engagement we really, really don’t want to attend which will only drain our energy and is expected of us, so we don’t want to disappoint.  An introverted psychologist, Marti Olsen Laney, wrote about McQueen’s Holiday Tau in “The Introvert Advantage: How Quiet People Can Thrive in an Extrovert World.”

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): There’s a way of saying no without disappointing anyone. Figure out what you’re willing to do and then emphasize that point as you get out of what you’re not willing to do.” Aries

The Tau for Smith and Nicks mirror meditative flows I’ve encountered leading to release of anxious thoughts.  Another? Just write them down and accept emerging solutions as you compose.

“5”  Steve Smith, 30, Stevie Nicks, 72: “To struggle against unwanted thoughts and emotions can sometimes exacerbate them. Other approaches to try include: leaning into them getting to the bottom of them or simply allowing for them.” Gemini

Should I or shouldn’t I?  My friend the social scientist frustrated with his friends who just don’t wear masks — the so-called Neanderthals, who by the way went extinct when they couldn’t or wouldn’t adapt to climate change (but that’s another story) offered to help like CM&W’s Holiday Tau suggests.

“5”  Steve Carell, 57; Steve Martin, 74; Steve Wozniak, 69: “Your success will depend on your choice of partner. Seek a troubleshooter with a different skillset from your own. Positive results come from anticipating the negative.” Leo

So, I guess it comes down self-respect vs. stealing Kerr’s Holiday Tau.  You’re right I wouldn’t dream of stealing his victory, but I’ll take his assist, since I can’t really use his 3-point shooting ability back in the day.

“3”  Steve Kerr, 54: To struggle with and overcome adversity is the cornerstone of self-respect. That victory is a prize you wouldn’t dream of stealing, nor would you want it stolen from you. There’s a fine line between assistance and robbery.” Libra

Okay, to me this seems like a sentiment that went out of fashion over the last four years of loyalty tests and zero-sum games.  Me, me, me.  I take it all and you get nothing and if you turn on me, I’ll hit back twice as hard.  To move past the feelings I’ll have to combine Nash’s TauBit with Smith and Nicks’

“4”  Steve Nash, 45:Life is not a competition to be won at the expense of others, though many seem to think so. Avoid them. You can wish them well as you move past, seeking interactions more nuanced, inclusive and evolved.” Aquarius

Thank you Jobs.  Yes, I’ve veered, but I’m practicing one little bit at a time to start and then add an iteration on top of that to course correct my neglected publishing nightmare of a pipeline.

“5” Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): “Perhaps you’ve veered from the aims you made at the start of the month, but your goals are still doable. A course correction now will fix it. Have an honest and practical talk with yourself.” Pisces

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @KnowLabs suite of 36 digital magazines jumps from  7397 to 7455 this week organically grown followers

Foresight

Quality-of-Life 

Long-Form

    • “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” by Kurt Andersen Both of us, Emma the Baroness and I, have been processing the acquittal of our ex-President — not really being surprised by the “Big Lie” promoting followers in the Senate, but more disappointed after seeing new video documentation of the insurrection and detailed evidence time lines.  I return to Kurt Andersen’s book “Fantasyland” to help me through the process of filtering the unfolding events.

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S2 E15 — Behaving Badly, Why Big Sur made “Fodor’s Travel NO List”

What’s life like living and working on KnowWhere Atoll? I don’t recommend it for everyone.  Think of it as being forced to self-quarantine and stay at home all the time.  

The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book

Hi and welcome to Saturday’s Episode 15 of the Second Season’s  My Pandemic Year’s Natural Experiment, on March 21st in the spring of 2020 here in California.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E14Reading Tea Leaves Bottled and Set Adrift; S2 E13Slipping on a Bar of Dove Soap and other Ripple Effects; S2 E12Too Anxious to Meet and Eat; S2 E11 — Waiting for the 3rd Shoe to Drop; S2 E10Cats, Ladders and Shaking Salt …;

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E15Day 15 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E14Day 14 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E13Day 13 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E12Day 12 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E11Day 11 of My 1-Year Experiment; S1 E10Day 10 of My 1-Year Experiment;

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Your ability to project into the future is even better than usual, so use it to avoid getting into a position where the tide will come in over your head.” Aries

Evidence

What would Leo da V do? Prepare an essay for Patreon: 

What’s life like living and working on KnowWhere Atoll? I don’t recommend it for everyone.  Think of it as being forced to self-quarantine and stay at home all the time.  

And while it has its many advantages we aren’t desperately seeking tourists, especially those blotto Gen-Zs you encourage to party on your Florida beaches. I wouldn’t say we’re anti-tourist, oh wait I guess we are. 

Especially those selfish-ie driven who endlessly scout locations in the real world to only serve as backgrounds for their faces.  

And then flit off to somewhere else leaving their food wrappers, plastic cups and straws littered everywhere in their wake. Like leaving four tons of trash on Maui’s coast in a single July day last summer. 

And why Big Sur made the “Fodor’s Travel NO List” under the category of “places that don’t want you — or want you in smaller and better doses.” 

Or worse, role-playing a modern day version of those European explorers seeking all that glitters in the New World while cluelessly introducing pandemics for decimating the locals. 

Or, as Silk Road merchants introducing the Black Plague during the middle ages 150 years earlier that relentlessly spread throughout Europe and especially in Italy in Venice and Sienna.  

But, hey other than that we’re good. 

If history doesn’t repeat itself, surely it rhymes Mark Twain might have said.  Or was it Samuel Clemons? The lyrics may change but the rhythm remains. 

Sad.

Now here’s a great TauBit of Wisdom, I’d like to share.  Will I take it?  Maybe, I don’t have to steal or swipe it.  Haha.

“5”  Steve Zahn, 51: “When you get good advice, you’ll pass it on, but maybe you won’t take it.  You’re holding out for something that resonates on many levels.”Scorpio

Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Now this is an example of the Patron Saint preaching to the choir!  Here’s my mantra — anticipate, innovate, iterate and improve.

“5”  Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980): Your ability to project into the future is even better than usual, so use it to avoid getting into a position where the tide will come in over your head.” Aries

Unless it’s a Friday and their names are Jazzy and Shaggy, even though their parent made a great living selling high valued advice.

“4”  Steve Smith, 30: Loved ones will accept your help and act on your advice.” Gemini

Wait, is this all about looking for the missing jigsaw puzzle piece?  Emma the Baroness and I engage in drive by placing what looks like a piece fits in a physical space, but alas, it doesn’t.

“3”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61:Reality is ruled by timing and the availability of resources.  Things that fit together in physical space will fit together in other ways too.” Virgo

Easy for you to say, since you anticipated the direction of innovation and beat everyone else there.

“4”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): Social influence has your eye adjusting to new trends.  Fashions change, and you change right along with them.” Pisces

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • 1,372  Flipboard users follow one or more of my 35 digital magazines.

Foresight

Quality-of-Life

Long-Form

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